UOW Crusaders Elite
Rugby Camp

For those serious about their rugby

Take your rugby to the next level

Are you looking for a rugby camp where you can learn from the best and take your rugby skills to the next level? Look no further. 

The UOW Crusaders Elite Rugby Camp is a unique opportunity to develop your football skills at an intensive three-day program provided by Crusaders Academy coaches. The dedicated and motivating coaches work with aspiring players to help them improve their rugby skills. 

This year the UOW Crusaders Elite Rugby Camp will be held over three days Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 April, at Waverley College in Sydney. The camp will be the ultimate training experience for high school students in years 9, 10, 11 & 12, who are serious about their rugby. 

Under the guidance of our expert coaches, you will participate in a comprehensive training program designed to challenge you both physically and mentally. You will participate in on-field training sessions, recovery sessions, and nutrition education workshops. You’ll also receive a performance analysis and report. All activities over the three days are designed to help you develop your rugby skills to their fullest potential. 

By attending this rugby camp, you will not only improve your rugby skills but also gain a competitive edge on the field. Our program is designed to challenge you, enhance your knowledge of the game and improve your tactical awareness. Helping you to become the best rugby player you can be. 

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to train with the best and become a better football player.  

Spaces are limited. 

Secure your spot

Take the next step towards becoming the best rugby player you can be. Register today and secure your spot at our UOW Crusaders Rugby Camp at Waverley College in Sydney, 12-14 April 2023.

Register today
Crusaders training session

Program details

Participants will receive:

  • The unique opportunity to train in a professional environment, normally only experienced by professional and national team rugby players
  • On-field coaching from Crusader International Academy coaches who have spent time learning with the Crusaders & Crusaders Academy in Christchurch New Zealand
  • Insurance under the University of Wollongong's wider sports participation policy
  • UOW Crusaders branded drink bottle
  • Off-field sessions to assist your development across the camp including:
    • video analysis sessions
    • nutrition education
    • gym introduction
    • recovery education

Wednesday 12 -  Friday 14 April 2023

Registrations close: 6 April 

*For registrations after 6 April, please contact us at 02 4298 1525 or uow-crusaders@uow.edu.au


This year the UOW Crusaders Elite Rugby camp will be held over three days at Waverley College in Sydney

Waverley Park Field


Items covered by the overall program fee
Three days of intensive training
UOW Crusaders branded drink bottle
Individual technical report
Lunch each day


The program is open to high school students in years 9, 10, 11 and 12 who are looking for an intensive rugby training program that covers more than just the on-field components of the game. 

If you're serious about your rugby and keen to improve your game, this three-day camp is for you.


UOW Crusaders Elite Rugby Camp schedule - April 2023
Time / Date Wednesday 12 April Thursday 13 April Friday 14 April
10:15 am Introduction Student arrival
10:30 am Training session Training session + recovery session Training session
12:15 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm Nutrition class UOW presentation Analysis session
2:00 pm Field session + recovery Gym introduction Training session
3:15 pm Return to the common room for parent/guardian collection

 Please note this schedule is subject to change closer to the program.

Q: What level of rugby ability do I need to join the Program?

A: The standard level for participants is some level of schoolboy or club rugby. However, we consider each potential participant on an individual basis. We look at your current level, future goals, how much you can improve by going through this program and other factors. If you are not sure about your current rugby ability, please reach out to us via the ‘Contact us’ tab, and a team member will be happy to guide you. 

Q: Why should I choose this program over others that are out there?

A: Our Elite Rugby Camp is a unique offering. We are the only Camp in Australia offering coaches who have coached and learnt the ‘Crusader Way'. Our coaches have coached with the Crusaders Academy and Canterbury teams for a number of years and worked with players at the highest levels of rugby development. Our off-field staff are also some of the best in the industry and will use their knowledge and experience to deliver the highest quality program in the market.

Q: What will I get out of this program?

A: The Elite Rugby Camp is an abbreviated version - or a taster - of the UOW Crusaders Global Rugby Program available to UOW students. That program runs for 36 weeks, across the academic year. All aspects of that program have been replicated into the three-day Elite Rugby Camp. The Camp will give you a better understanding of the tactical and technical areas of the game, basic nutrition education, recovery education and strategies, gym introduction, physical testing and an introduction to UOW from an academic perspective.

Q: Why did UOW partner with the Crusaders?

A: Crusaders Rugby are the best Super Rugby team in history, and it is exciting to have them coaching a team of UOW students who are passionate about rugby. Crusaders are world-renowned for their coaching success and have a long history in player and coach development with their Crusaders Academy at their Christchurch and Nelson sites in New Zealand. The Academy allows the Crusaders to mould potential recruits into the best professional players they can be. The Club’s proven record at producing exceptional talent speaks for itself: In each of the last three World Cup cycles, the Crusaders have produced more All Blacks than any of the other New Zealand Super Rugby side.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered on this website, please contact our team for the answers

Email: uow-crusaders@uow.edu.au
Phone: 02 4298 1525


Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to train with the best and take the next step towards becoming the best rugby player you can be.

You don't want to miss this experience. Spaces are limited. Make one yours.


Student throwing a rugby
Man catching football
All Blacks great Reuben Thorne leads a training session with young rugby players at UOW.
I am excited to welcome players to experience our Elite Rugby Camp and enjoy a few days the life of a Crusaders Player. This Camp is a unique opportunity to get first-hand experience of the 'Crusader Way' and improve your game. Joining our family will give players an understanding of what it takes to get to the next level. Andy Gibson Crusaders Coach

Our coaches

It’s not every day you have the opportunity to be coached by qualified international coaches. Read more about those running our program here.

Meet the team
Andy Gibson